Naomi is a Learning and Organisational Development professional with over 20 years experience of working in public, private and third sectors to enhance individual, team and organisational effectiveness.
Naomi started her career in international development, working in community development and teacher training with refugees and displaced people in Sudan. Later she worked in the NHS as Head of Leadership and Organisational Development in a mental health and specialist learning disability Trust and strategic health authorities supporting excellence in patient care. She focused on working in partnership to improve patient care through cultural change, new ways of working and leadership development.
Since then, Naomi has held various Director level roles in Learning and Development, HR, Talent and OD in global education and pharmaceuticals, and has recently returned to consultancy. She is passionate about the importance of belonging and inclusion in successful organisations and applies her expertise in psychological safety, leadership development and culture change to her work across multiple organisations.
In her spare time, Naomi loves running long distances in beautiful countryside – and especially discovering new landscapes.
“We approached Naomi Lockwood to be a keynote speaker for us at our regular networking event which on this occasion, focused on the topic of ‘return on investment in learning’. What we really liked about Naomi was her engaging, bright personality, her energetic but no nonsense presentation style backed up by attractive info graphs, evidence and slides. That aside, Naomi’s credentials speak for themselves, a CLO of the year via the LPI, a talent, learning and OD director at major players in a range of sectors and someone who keeps close to the latest industry developments in talent, learning and OD. Naomi delivered a wonderful key note which addressed the topic head on and took time to answer questions from our guests who were mainly senior L&D leaders and peers. I would highly recommend her for public speaking, key notes and workshops in this field without hesitation.”